Contained herein is my rambling non-sequitur inspired by the day today, by a poem of Don Marquis, and by the below links to a (true) story sent me by a friend.
two Moms, and a daughter and a son.
Taken May 2007.
of the insects do not lead
noble lives, but is every
man's hand to be against them?
yours for less justice and more charity
If only government were run like a business. Yeah, right!
Pure profit motive produces as many inefficiencies - to be euphemistic - as bloated government. Contrary to perceived wisdom, I believe that a Democrat is a Republican who has seen life, learned lessons, and grown wiser ... not vice-versa.
Tony Blair leaves the prime ministership of Great Britain, in a large measure, co-responsible for the fiasco, and ramifications thereof, in Iraq. But what Blair accomplished in Ireland - and for the working people in his country - was remarkable. Read his credo for government and for life:
I was, and remain, as a person and as a prime minister, an optimist. Politics may be the art of the possible, but at least in life give the impossible a try.Would that our president, even in failure, be so eloquent.
I did warn that this post would be a ramble. But of greatest importance today: Happy Mother's Day, Mom!